6-8 ounces rice noodles
peanut oil, or other high heat oil, as needed
1 pound firm tofu, diced
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped or crushed
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 green chili, de-seeded and chopped
1" piece fresh ginger, grated
1 red bell pepper, sliced finely
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
4-6 scallions, sliced
1 cup bean sprouts
1-2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, divided
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1. Bring some water to a boil and add the noodles; cook for 5-10 minutes until soft. Drain. Meanwhile, fry the tofu in a wok or a saute pan until golden; set aside.
2. If you were able to find raw peanuts then lightly toast them until they just start to brown. Next, saute the onion, garlic, chili, ginger, and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes.
3. When the onion is soft, pour in the peanut butter and mix well. Then add the noodles and stir them in. Add the cooked tofu, scallions, bean sprouts, and 1/2 the cilantro. Heat through, stirring.
4. In a bowl, mix together the soy sauce, lime juice and sugar. Pour over the noodles and stir to blend in the sauce. Scatter the peanuts and remaining cilantro on top before serving.
Source of recipe: Adapted from One World Vegetarian Cookbook.